Ryn and Ben discuss the sometimes deleterious effects of siren song
Helen (Rena Owen) is the last surviving descendant of Charles Pownall and his significant mermaid. Helen explains this shortly before Donna is laid to rest in a well-hidden graveyard, alongside the rest of the aquatic side of the Pownall family. Helen says that she is one-eighth mermaid, and that would make her Charles’ great-granddaughter, so Pownall’s daughter and at least one of his grandchildren must be buried in that cemetery with Donna. There are four tombstones visible when we first see the place, so either there were siblings who did not reproduce, or some humans (possibly husbands or wives) are buried in that place as well. Continue reading →
Ben (Alex Roe) watches intently as Ryn eats a peach. When Ryn first arrived in Bristol Cove, she sniffed at and rejected fruit that was sitting in a bowl at Helen’s apartment, and the food Helen bought for Ryn consisted of fish and shellfish exclusively. Seagrass is the only ocean plant that bears fruit, so Ryn should find the taste of a peach quite unusual. (The seeds contained in seagrass fruit taste like water chestnuts.) If she finds peaches digestible and palatable, it likely means that Ryn’s diet normally includes both plants and animals. Continue reading →
A new mermaid in town. Katrina (Aylya Marzolf) arrives in Bristol Cove with Donna and Levi. .
Ryn (and everyone else in town) attends Captain McClure’s wake at the The Anchor. Chris (Chad Rook) announces that he just can’t take it anymore and needs to leave town. He eyes Ryn suspiciously on the way out. Calvin and Janine have sex in the men’s room. Maddie (Fola Evans-Akingbola) was planning to visit her father, but ends up staying with Xander (Ian Verdun), who is having difficulty coping with the news that Ryn is a mermaid and nobody told him. (Before Ben, Maddie dated Xander.) Helen (Rena Owen) tells Ben’s dad:“It’s a shame, isn’t it. Times like these, I wish there wasn’t so much water under our bridge. After all, you and I, we’re family.” We know that Helen is a mermaid. Just how closely are she and Ted Pownall related? Continue reading →